Today's Toledo Blade has a lengthy article on the current privacy/security incidents and the push toward new legislation:
"ID theft: Not 'if,' but 'when'
Computer breaches spur calls for new laws
Many people learned a lesson the hard way recently: Big Brother barely has his eyes open when it comes to the data brokers that gather personal information on millions of Americans.
Which means, security and consumer experts warn, that unless states and Congress institute tough laws, all the paper-shredding in the world will not protect an increasing number of people from falling victim to identity theft...."